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03 Jan: Best Buy brothers run Minneapolis vintage apparel store

Brothers Luis and Salvador Salado-Herrera balance full-time Best Buy careers with running their own vintage streetwear store with their younger brother, Daniel.

The store, called Bro Bros Closet, has expanded over the last seven years from an online-only operation to a physical location in south Minneapolis where the brothers focus on building relationships with customers and their community.

“When we’re able to help customers find a nostalgic item or something that brings a smile to their face, that’s the most rewarding thing,” Daniel said.

Most Responsible Company Award Story

07 Dec: Best Buy makes Newsweek’s 2023 Most Responsible Companies list

Best Buy is proud to be named to Newsweek’s list of America’s Most Responsible Companies for the fourth year in a row.

Newsweek compiles this list in partnership with Statista to recognize the 500 most responsible companies in the U.S. across 14 industries. It’s based on publicly available environmental, social and governance data and an independent survey of U.S. residents.

Our individual environmental score was also 92.50, making us the top retailer in that category. We earned an overall score of 76.90 out of 100, ranking No.

Josi Swonetz blog

01 Dec: Best Buy Health attorney recognized for dedication, passion

Committed. Dedicated. Progressive. These are all words to describe Josi Swonetz, who recently received the California Association of Black Lawyers (CABL) Loren D. Miller Lawyer of the Year Award.

As senior corporate counsel for Best Buy Health, she has built a successful career while devoting time to CABL for the past six years. The organization focuses on enriching the community of Black law students, lawyers, and judges in California. Members meet regularly with State Assembly and Legislature officials to talk about legislation that could adversely affect the Black community.

Brazen Blog

21 Nov: Chicago employee thankful for newborn baby, Best Buy’s adoption support

November is National Adoption Month. By sharing stories and offering an array of benefits and resources, Best Buy is committed to supporting employees who are growing their families in this way. Content warning: This article discusses cancer and fertility struggles.

As Wesley and Julie Brazen snuggle their daughter, their faces radiate the joy of being new parents. Dakota Christine — named after Wesley’s late father, Chris — just turned three months old, and after being on a long path to parenthood, the parents are celebrating every milestone.

Veterans Day blog

10 Nov: Best Buy employees share life lessons learned from military experience

From leadership to resilience to teamwork, our military employees bring varied skills and perspectives to their roles at Best Buy.   

We’re committed to providing resources and support for veterans to thrive at Best Buy, and we’re grateful for our employees, customers and communities who support our military. 

As Veterans Day approaches, we talked to some of our veterans and members of our Military Employee Resource Group to learn more about what the holiday means to them. 

Krag Bullis, Advanced Repair Agent (Charleston, West Virginia)   

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Forbes’ Best Employers for Veterans 2022

09 Nov: Best Buy makes Forbes’ Best Employers for Veterans 2022 list

We’re excited to announce that Best Buy was named to Forbes’ list of America’s Best Employers for Veterans 2022. This is our first time on the list.  

Forbes surveyed 7,000 U.S. veteran employees. Participants were asked to rate their employer on career development, diversity, and topics specific to veterans in the workplace, such as recruitment processes and pipelines. Companies were also evaluated on veteran representation in leadership roles and philanthropic efforts geared toward veterans.  

Support for veterans 

Veteran employees can find support at Best Buy through benefits, resources and community. 

Forbes female friendly companies

02 Nov: Best Buy ranks 15th on 2022 list of World’s Top Female-Friendly Companies

Best Buy is proud to rank No. 15 on Forbes’ 2022 list of the World’s Top Female-Friendly Companies, which recognizes companies that support women at and outside of the workplace.  

This is our second time on the list. We are one of four retailers in the top 15 spots, and we’re one of seven U.S. companies in the top 20. 

Forbes teamed up with market research company Statista to survey 85,000 women in 36 countries. Respondents were asked to rate their employers on criteria such as pay equity, parental leave and opportunities for advancement.

Claudia Hernandez Blog

01 Nov: Kentucky Agent blends Mexican culture with art

Tradition is everything to Geek Squad City Agent Claudia Hernandez. Claudia — known in the Louisville community as Clay Mata — is a proud Chicana self-taught artist who spreads her culture with each brushstroke.

Claudia’s inspiration comes from the colorful and culturally vibrant Día de los Muertos holiday, also known as Day of the Dead. The Mexican holiday is observed annually from Nov. 1-2 with a joyful celebration to remember and pay respect to friends, family members and loved ones who have died.

Election Day Blog

28 Oct: Best Buy employees serve their communities on Election Day and beyond

Best Buy is committed to support employees in using their voice and exercising their rights, whether it’s through voting, volunteering or becoming an elected official.

With Election Day just around the corner (Nov. 8), we talked to a few employees to learn about how and why they’re getting involved to serve their communities.

Volunteering at the polls on Election Day

Voting locations all over the country are looking to recruit thousands of individuals to help keep polling sites open and available for in-person voting.

Jeremy and Team Blog

20 Oct: Best Buy employee develops new board game

One of the best things about Best Buy, according to decision science senior manager Jeremy Geenen, is how the company encourages employees to bring their interests and passions into the workplace.

“I love getting to be part of the FINs (focused involvement networks) and other groups around Best Buy and having the support from my team to pursue those passions,” he said.

Jeremy leads the Best Buy Talent Show steering committee, is a leader of the Best Buy Auto Club FIN and loves participating in the Gaming FIN.

JohnnieMerritt BBBS Mentor blog.

03 Oct: Minnesota mentor shares life lessons with next generation

Growing up, Johnnie Merritt felt like there weren’t many Black male role models for him to look up to. That’s what inspired him as an adult to sign up with the Twin Cities Big Brother Big Sister mentorship program. 

“I thought that this would be a good space to fill that void for someone else,” Johnnie said. 

Five months ago, the marketing analyst was matched with his 10-year-old mentee, Ayden. Coming into the match, Johnnie was curious and nervous, but he knew he wanted to give back to youth of color.  

Ray blog

03 Oct: Store culture gives Massachusetts employee confidence to be himself

On his first day at Store 1532 in Burlington, Massachusetts, Ray Gao’s leaders told him their priority was for him to feel safe and comfortable at work so he can be his fullest self.

While simple, the statement meant a lot to the sales advisor. As a gay man who has autism, there have been multiple situations throughout his life where Ray has had to hide or hold back part of who he is. This immediate affirmation from his leaders gave Ray courage to ask for accommodations and talk openly about his background.